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100 Challenge for National Star

A facilitator at National Star aims to walk 100 miles in just five days to raise money for the charity which supports young people with complex disabilities and learning difficulties.

Jess Peacock, age 29, who lives in Cheltenham, is taking part in Captain Tom's 100 Challenge to raise money for the charity based in Ullenwood.

On Thursday (29th April), Jess, along with dogs Cooper and Evie, will set out on the Cotswold Way. She will camp along the way.

Jess said: "I always wanted to walk the Cotswold Way and I wanted to raise money for National Star, so this seemed to be the perfect challenge.

"The best part of my job is supporting the students and seeing the progress they make while they are at National Star."

Jess, a keen walker, is getting into shape for her challenge. Over the weekend she walked 30 miles and she says she is confident she can complete her challenge.

Catrin Viveash, fundraising manager, said: "We are so grateful to Jess - and to Cooper and Evie - for taking part in the Captain Tom's Challenge 100. It is thanks to people such as her that we can provide the incredibly high standard of facilities to the young people we support."

To donate to Jess' Challenge go to: https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/JessPeacock 

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